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Olympiakos Piraeus vs Sporting Prediction & Betting tips
With FC Barcelona as Juventus as the two remaining opponents in Group D, it is crucial for Olympiacos and Sporting CP to start with a positive result (read: a victory) in their Champions League adventure. It promises to be a hot evening at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis in Piraeus!
Olympiakos Piraeus :
Olympiacos grabbed last season in addition to Champions League participation, but the Greeks are the match of this year with three wins and a draw in the front. With seven country titles in a row, the red whites stand at lonely height, but in the European championship they are usually only tournament stuff. Trainer Hasi was in charge of Anderlecht in the past, so it was not crazy that he took several Belgians to Greece with Proto, English, Gillet and Odjidja-Ofoe. Of these four, I think, only English is really searching for this level. The former Club Brugge defender was at the end of last weekend at his debut, thus avoiding his club for a defeat at Xanthi: 1-1. The visitors created plenty of opportunities, but it lacked them for the enemy’s goal.
That lack of attacking force could be the Champions League campaign for the Achilles heel at Olympiacos. Game maker Fortounis had three goals in as many performances as an impressive competition, but outside him, Hasi has few players with scoring ability. In the last three official matches, the Greeks did not go beyond three shameful goals.
Sporting CP has no luck whatsoever on her side. Last season, the Portuguese were classified in a soccer team with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund and now they get two giants with FC Barcelona and Juventus again. However, the Lisbon club does not have to despair because in the last four meetings with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, it lost time with only one goal difference. Against the big boys, De Leeuwen does not just get lost without blow or blow.
Also this year, Sporting CP will undoubtedly be her husband in the Champions League. The green whites knew taste maker William Carvalho out of the hands of West Ham United and achieved some interesting reinforcements with defender Mathieu and the attacking midfielders Acuna and Fernandes. The latter two, of course, have the task of bringing Bas Dost into account. The Dutch striker is consistently ignored by almost all the coaches who pass the Orange Tour, but he has four in the basket this season in almost five rounds. Last Friday he shot his team with a penalty kick in the eighth minute of injury time (!) From the penalty shootout to a 2-3 victory at Feirense. Unlike many compatriots, Dost therefore understands the art of keeping his head cool when taking a penalty kick.
Olympiakos Piraeus vs Sporting head to head matches
12.08.12 CF Sporting Olympiakos Piraeus 1 : 0